Explore the most popular hiking trails near Murrieta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

Easy trail with a historical adobe and beautiful California oak on the property. Easy trail

This was a great trail with mountain views of San Bernardino and Riverside county. There is plenty of wildlife to view. Today it was coyotes and woodpeckers. Recent rain made the trail slippery. Awesome views of meadows and California live oaks.

6 days ago

We did this trail after a day of rain expecting to see some flow but there wasn't much of a waterfall. I'm guessing there has to be some significant rain for the waterfall to be flowing. Nevertheless, it was a cool short hike and nice to get out the city. The long road to get to the trail head was kind of sketch since it was a one lane with a few turnouts just in case another car is coming.

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Decent easy/moderate trail. Rocky at some spots. Some really great views of the surrounding mountains. Lots of broken glass and graffiti at the falls itself.

11 days ago

My son loves going on this trail with his bike. It’s challenging enough for a 13 year old and the wildlife is fun to spot.

13 days ago

A lot of nice trails will return soon!

Beautiful, crisp New Year`s Day, quiet trails... great way to start a new year.

Very beautiful! short little trail with moderate hills and slopes. Highly recommend.

Loved this trail, it was a little over 6 miles and saw a coyote and a mountain lion. Beautiful views highly recommend.

Did a sunrise hike. Bomb diggity

What I like about this trail are the rolling hills and oaks in the meadow areas. This area is also known to have mountain lions but I haven't had the pleasure of seeing any. I see coyotes and mule deer often. I recommend early morning hikes to have a better chance of viewing wildlife.

One of my go too loops when I have my dogs. They love it, it’s quick and easy and we always have a great time. Not a hard trail, great for kids. Plenty of rest spots along the way.

20 days ago

Lovely walk amongst the grass (and some areas that have had a controlled burn). Great mountain views.

24 days ago

I volunteer and hike this trail frequently. It's a great place to view a sunrise and easy to hike. I have seen mule deer, bobcats, coyotes, Western diamond backs, tarantulas, harrier Hawks, Western blue birds, wood peckers, and many oaks in the meadow. The wildlife is more easily observed before people arrive. I generally hike early and see many forms of wildlife. I recommend this trail before everyone gets there or you will encounter other wildlife, like mountain bikers and kids.

Great back country feel away from the city. It starts off fairly easy then you encounter slight elevation changes around the loop.

it is a nice trail.

flat and boring. no shade.

Hiked this on a Tuesday as a part of a long loop from the Visitors center of 12 miiles. No water in the pools but lots of scenery and views.

2 months ago

I did this trail starting at the Visitors center, and detoured to the summit of Monument Hill enroute. A great hike with lots of riparian oaks, tarantulas, and grassy portreros to view the entire way. Good for all skill and fitness levels.

Probably one of the more rugged areas of the plateau but not crowded. Nobody at the adobes on mid morning Tuesday. Some shaded areas along the ridge by the pools. All the pools were dry in late October. Will return after some rains.

2 months ago

I spent a weekday hiking numerous trails in the area. The trail is in the sun, early starts are best. Somewhat rocky in spots but easy to follow.

Nice loop trail with great views. I hiked this on a Tuesday and saw only 3 other hikers. I saw several tarantulas. Not a lot of shade so early starts are best. You'll be hiking in direct sun most of the time. Best times are late Oct to spring. Great views from Monument hill, take to short trip to the summit.

After the rains and it greens up such a great place to hike and for us close to home

This rating is for the loop only which was just meh, but there are so many other amazing trails here that deserve a 4 and 5 star. This loop takes about 40 minutes at a medium pace. Not very difficult, has a few small inclines. I am not a fan of being surrounded by track homes and there was maybe 5-10 minutes of this loop where you can't see them. I ended up taking an offshoot trail that was gorgeous with beautiful oaks and boulders. I reccomend taking these trails instead. But, if you just want a quick walk/hike then the loop is a good idea.

horseback riding
3 months ago

I really like these trails. For the equestrian its better to go on a week day to avoid the many bikers that use the same trails. We encountered bikers even on the week days but they all seem very polite. Beautiful meadows and tree line most of the trails.

You have phone service anywhere on this trail. A great maze of trails allowing for any number of different paths to choose from. As long as you remember that you need to walk away from the hill to get back you won’t get lost.

Great beginner trail for mountain bikers. Beautiful scenery.

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